Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers
Approved until 31 May 2023
Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers is a 100% family-owned business focused primarily
on the production of branded blue cheese. The company's cow's milk cheese is
branded Cashel Blue, while its sheep's milk cheese is called Crozier Blue.
Established in 1984 by Louis and Jane Grubb, the company is now managed by a
second family generation, with the original cheese recipe created by Jane. Cashel Blue
is a registered international brand. Cheese quality, flavour excellence, and production
sustainability are its primary company objectives.
All Cashel and Crozier Blue cheese is made, matured, graded and selected at
Beechmount Farm, Co. Tipperary, close to the historic town of Cashel.
Spotlight Target Area: Packaging/ Energy
At Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, ambitious sustainability targets are in place to
reduce on-pack plastic by 40% by 2024. In the year 2021, the company continued to
drive significant improvement in this key area and achieved exemplary performance
with a cumulative reduction of 33% plastic/kg cheese sold in cut format. Going
forward, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers' ambition is to continue to reduce on-pack
plastic to reach the projected 40% milestone.
In terms of energy usage, the company purchases electrical energy from the National
Grid's renewable energy budget and is also currently awaiting final approval for
the installation of a 155 kilowatts peak (kWp) PV solar system, which will reduce its
environmental impact even further, and further demonstrates the company's longterm commitment to sustainable production practices.